St. John XXIII students 'Celebrate Kindness'

'Celebrating Kindness' was the theme during Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 16-20, at St. John XXIII CES in Markham. The school community brought the theme to life through various fun, inclusive and hands-on activities.

Students collectively signed an "I Choose to be Kind" pledge, and energetically participated in Aussie X cricket and netball games. Grade 7 and 8 students were also inspired to be kinder by Azeem Kayum, an engaging guest speaker and published author who spoke about "The Power of Words."

One Junior Kindergarten student even decorated his T-Shirt with his father to reflect the Kindness theme. He is seen here with the Principal, Mrs. Mills.